African American Fue Hair Transplants

Advanced Techniques and Technologies are now available at MAXIM Hair Restoration to treat all hair types including curly, thin, thick and wavy hair. This is welcome news for African-American clients who were previously non-candidates for hair transplants. read more

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The Price for a African-American FUE Hair Transplant is comparable to that of a regular client with straight hair. We do not charge a premium price. Moreover, you can take advantage of third-party 0% Financing.

The procedure will take longer than a conventional FUE Hair Transplant for someone with straight hair. On average, it could take an additional two hours. The reason behind this is to ensure that the hair is not transected during the FUE harvesting process.

FUE Hair Restoration for our African-American clients is performed under local anesthesia. You are wide awake during the procedure but can take a nap, watch TV, or chat with our staff.

When it comes to African American (AA) textured hair, it is not a one-size-fits-all. The type of curl, consistency of the hair and density all play a factor in a successful hair transplant. In AA hair, the curl is as much about what is going on under the skin, as it is about what is going on above the skin. Although it may seem like the curl is coming from the hair shaft, which is the visible part of the hair that exits from the epidermis, there is also a curve in the proximal portion of the hair, where the root is, which is found under the skin in the dermis, and this makes it challenging when trying to harvest a follicle without damaging it.


AA hair can be broken up into two different types of curls, which we identify in the hair transplant world as the "J" curl or the "C" curl. A "J" curl is when the portion of hair under the epidermis looks like the bottom portion of the "J" and the top portion that exits the skin looks more like the top portion of the "J". Those clients who have a "J" curl will be more forgiving during the harvesting, as the clinician does not have to veer too much with the angles when trying to harvest. In contrast, the "C" curl is the more challenging of the two. With the "C" curl, both the portions above and below the dermis are curved, making it very difficult to rely on exit hair angles. Those with a "C" curl pose a greater challenge to the clinician, because only those clinicians who are using superior harvesting techniques and who have knowledge about how to harvest this type of curl, will execute a successful procedure. Thus, many African-American patients wind up with less than desirable results under a less experienced clinician/doctor or using the wrong technology and technique.


Many FUE instruments being used in harvesting today are not designed for curly or coarse hair and do not result in successful hair transplantation.

You will be given detailed pre-op instructions which would include abstaining from alcohol a few days prior to your procedure. The doctor/clinician will also review your medications and may discuss them with your primary care provider. Please be sure to list all medications, allergies, vitamins, health conditions, prior procedures/surgeries, and other intakes on your medical history form before your consultation. You will also be given instructions on how to cut your hair prior to your procedure.


We stand apart from our competitors when it comes to African American FUEs because all of our clinicians are trained in AA harvesting. Our special technique allows us to harvest curly hair without damaging the follicle when extracting from the head, regardless of the type of curl. We use larger punch sizes and punches that are superior to the standard, sharp punch, which helps aid in the extraction of these grafts and keeps the follicular unit intact and healthy. Our transection rate is very low and we have full confidence that you will be satisfied with your results. read more

We never turn away any client just because they have curly hair. While harvesting and implanting curled hairs is a more challenging exercise than harvesting and implanting straight ones, our advanced FUE technologies and experienced clinicians are more than up to the challenge. If you've been turned down everywhere else, come to us. We're happy to perform the procedure, and we're confident in our ability to deliver incredible results.

We don't charge Black clients any more than we'd charge any other client. Curly hair may require more skill and better tools, but we invest in those things anyway. We've trained our entire team in the art and science of hair restoration, regardless of the shape of the follicle we'd be working with. Our clinicians have experience dealing with every kind of hair, and we're happy to help you.

African American hair generally holds one of two shapes: the "J" shape or the "C" shape. They look just like they sound! The solution is to use a larger, sharper punch to keep the follicular unit both intact and healthy, ensuring more units may form successful transplants. In some ways, our Black clients even have advantages over other clients, since when the hair is curly it takes less of it to cover the head, even when an individual chooses to wear a close-cropped style.

Most hair restoration clinics recommend FUT procedures for Black clients. Unfortunately, FUT isn't always the best solution. Strip harvesting leaves a visible scar that is almost impossible to hide with the most popular, close-cropped Black male hair styles. FUE is both fully possible for Black clients, and more discrete.

Not ready for FUE yet? Many of our Black clients are great candidates for our non-surgical services such as micrografting, PDO, and collagen induction therapy. Many also benefit from hybrid procedures. We custom-create every solution for every client, so you can feel confident knowing that we'll help you attain the full head of hair you're hoping to achieve.

Our clients have a 90% to 95% satisfaction rate, and our procedures have a 90+% success rate. Unlike many of our competitors, we don't promise the world and hope for the best. Instead, we invest in the best clinicians and the best equipment to ensure that your FUE procedure does exactly what we promise it will do.

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Ethnicity is no bar to a great head of hair. We serve all clients, regardless of race, and take all the necessary steps to ensure great results whether your hair is curly, wavy, or kinky. If you're suffering from hair loss, MAXIM has a solution that's right for you.  read more


Need more grafts to get the job done? Many of our Black clients benefit from body to scalp FUE techniques that allow us to harvest a massive number of grafts, covering more of the head and ensuring satisfaction. Ask your clinician if you are a good candidate for this service.  read more


We often combine surgical and non-surgical solutions to help our Black clients achieve outstanding results. Your clinician will customize a plan just for you.  read more


We never charge our Black clients more money for FUE procedures. Your quote will depend on the number of grafts you need and the procedures we'll need to use to get the job done. That's it. Plus, you can take advantage of our 0% down, 24-month financing. read more

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. We find the WAW FUE system provides superior results for curly and wavy hair and it works well on the sides and curved areas of the scalp where the robot is unable to harvest. The WAW enables our clinicians to make a deep, precise incision that preserves more hair follicles and allows us more options for harvesting. 

We do not recommend having a hair transplant if you have a documented history of Keloid formation.

No. The pinpoint scarring left by FUE isn't visible to the naked eye in most cases. 

This depends upon the size and quality of the donor area. We can harvest anywhere between 1,000 and 4,000 grafts. 

Apart from a higher than normal transection rate for curly hair in the hands of an inexperienced clinician or doctor and scarring, the outcomes are comparable to normal hair transplant procedures. 

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